My husband's grandmother used the sterling silver every day and put everything in the dishwasher too! Her sterling silver utensils were covered with scratches!@Snowdrop13 i didn't know that! I always assumed it was just 'bone white' or 'bone strong'... duh.
@kenny I'm in my mid 30s and have no fine china or crystal. My parents still have all 6/7 sets handed down through the family so eventually, we'll have those. But buying myself a new set doesn't make financial sense. I'd rather upgrade our coffee machine or invest in more cast iron crockery. Funnily enough my mom has taken to just using all the sterling silver flatware and serving trays/bowls on a daily basis. Her reasoning is that they serve no purpose behind glass. And she's getting too old not to do whatever she damn well pleases. She chucks everything in the dishwasher now. Shock! Horror!
It would be fun to see your collection! I enjoy serveware/table display as well, but do not do it very often. I have a collection of silver trays/pieces that I display on the bookcases in my living room. Every few months I have a big silver polish day. I just love silver. Most of my pieces came from my husband's grandmother, so they are very special to me.Gen X here. I have 5 sets of fine China, 3 sets of sterling, and enough crystal for the neighborhood! I love and use every bit of it. 3 of the 5 sets of China are antique and not dishwasher safe. I find that I do use the sets that are dishwasher safe more often. Table display is a great joy for me.
When I am back in Houston I will snap a few pics! Some of my pieces are sentimental too. I love using my grandmother's things.It would be fun to see your collection! I enjoy serveware/table display as well, but do not do it very often. I have a collection of silver trays/pieces that I display on the bookcases in my living room. Every few months I have a big silver polish day. I just love silver. Most of my pieces came from my husband's grandmother, so they are very special to me.
It is definitely a satisfying task! When I was shopping in Savannah with my best friend a few years ago I found what they called a "Moroccan tea tray" in a jewelry store covered with tarnish. It was a great price, and I thought it had potential so I bought it. Once I had polished it up and showed it to my friend she could not believe how gorgeous and transformed it was.When I am back in Houston I will snap a few pics! Some of my pieces are sentimental too. I love using my grandmother's things.
I am a complete weirdo about polishing silver. It is very satisfying to me. In just a few wipes it goes from blah to magnificent! I enjoy it so much that I told my housekeeper NOT to polish my silver, lol!
That's Franciscan Apple! People actually collect it.My Dad tried to get one of us kids/grandkids to take his mother's dishes when she passed away. Nobody wants them .
I dont find them attractive and would never use them. They dont hold any sentimental value to me either.
I think they are everyday dishes. Its this brand/style...
When my MIL downsized her belongings, my 14 year old DD took the china and sterling silver. The silverware is really nice. I'm not fond of the
china but my DD likes it!
Here is the sterling silver and china
Only if you store liquid in it, as in a decanter. For serving, it's safe since there's no prolonged contact. My beautiful Waterford decanter is now for decoration only. We don't use it to decant and store alcoho any more.Omg is crystal lead??? I did not know this!!!!!
Does it have all the health issues too?
Ah- the Christmas Tiffany! One of my dear friends has that. It’s beautiful!!HI:
I used to pine over Royal Crown Derby (old Imari) but I am glad I didn't buy it. I'd like a serving piece tho.
I don't use my Royal Doulton set, but I use my Christmas Tiffany all of Dec. I love my Orrefors crystal but never use it. Broken a few of those fluted champagne glasses, just too tall and heavy.